Tuesday, November 20, 2012
A truck that lost its gas tank at Weber and Normantown resulted in more than 100 gallons of fuel being spilled and an all-day cleanup process, officials said.
A semi-tractor truck that leaked about 100 gallons of diesel fuel onto Weber Road at Normantown forced the closure of two lanes of traffic for more than nine hours Monday, Romeoville Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Mike Flaherty said. The leak was caused by the truck losing one of its fuel tanks while it was in the southbound turn lane waiting to turn east on to Normantown Road, Flaherty said in a news release on the incident. A Romeoville Level 2 Hazmat response team was called to the scene at about 8 a.m. to contain the fuel while a clean-up company removed the substance, he said. The work took all day, finishing after 5 p.m. and causing major traffic congestion in the area, he said. The Romeoville Police and Public Works …
Monday, September 12, 2011
We know you're busy, so here's a roundup of some of the recent stories featured right here on Bolingbrook Patch.
Too busy last week to stay up to date on all the news happening in and around Bolingbrook? Not to worry. Patch has your back. In case you missed them, here were some of the top headlines from the last few days:
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
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1. Construction on Weber Road Bridge Likely to Cause Traffic Delays We featured this story on Tuesday, but it's worth noting to those that missed it that construction crews began work on the Weber Road bridge that crosses over the DuPage River. Crews will work on the bridge, located about a half of a mile north of the Weber and Boughton Road intersection, a half at a time. That means Weber Road will be reduced to one-lane traffic each way for several months. According to a village release, state inspections in 2009 revealed the deck beams on the bridge needed to be replaced. Delays, officials say, are to be expected in both directions. 2. Ashbury’s Kicks Off Season With 9/11 Benefit Ashbury’s at Boughton Ridge will kick off the 2011 Bears…
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Weber Road will be reduced to one-lane traffic each way for several months during the project.
Construction on the Weber Road bridge that crosses over the DuPage River is set to begin this week and village officials are warning drivers of delays. Crews will work on the bridge, located about a half of a mile north of the Weber and Boughton Road intersection, a half at a time. That means Weber Road will be reduced to one-lane traffic each way for several months. According to a village release, state inspections in 2009 revealed the deck beams on the bridge needed to be replaced. The project will cost $672,903 and the village is receiving a grant through the Illinois Department of Transportation Bridge Repair Program that will pay for 80 percent of the project. Later this month, the Illinois Department of Transportation is expected …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Bolingbrook Director of Public Works says construction crews could be complete with the Lily Cache Lane project in three weeks.
Bolingbrook residents have become accustom to road construction on Lily Cache Lane. Later this month, that reality will be a thing of the past. Bolingbrook Director of Public Works Mike Drey said the fourth and final phase of the Lily Cache construction project should be completed in about three weeks—maybe less. The project has been nearly seven years in the making and has already revamped Lily Cache Lane into a four-lane road from Route 53 to Creekside Drive. Now, crews are putting the final touches on the landscaped median and installing pedestrian signals. All that's left to complete the project will be to surface and stripe the portion between Creekside and Veterans Parkway, Drey said. The fourth phase cost roughly $7 million, $4.8 …
Friday, June 24, 2011
During this week's special session, the Illinois Senate removed the additional $430 million it previously tacked on to the state's budget.
Local leaders can rest easier knowing that major construction projects like the Weber Road bridge project won't be stopped this summer because of political fighting down state. In a special session this week, the state Senate removed the $430 million it had previously added to the House's capital construction legislation, which already totaled $33.2 billion. Upset over budget cuts, Senate Democrats added $430 million for human services and education last month and tied that extra spending to the annual reauthorization of the statewide construction plan. An attempt to settle differences in a conference committee failed, and road construction statewide—along with 52,000 jobs—was threatened. "This is very welcome news, and legislators left …